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Jay-Z In Possible Talks With Warner Music Group After Def Jam Buyout

Posted in Mogul Sh*t on May 28, 2009 by nikekid23

Jay-Z may be a free agent for now, but he’s in talks to cut a deal with WMG/Atlantic that could make him one of the richest and most powerful men in music.

A well-placed industry source tells us that Jay – who recently left Def Jam as a recording artist (he served as its president from 2004-2007) – has been taking top-secret meetings with his old pals and former managers Lyor Cohen and Kevin Liles. Topics of the hush-hush conversations have included giving Jay his own record label at WMG, tentatively to be called the Carter Music Group.

“Jay knows Lyor and Kevin from back when they all worked together at Def Jam, and he obviously wants to work something out with his friends,” says our insider.

“He wants to get the dream team back together. There have been a few whiffs of a reunion in the past, but only now – and very privately – is something finally starting to happen.”

Our source adds, “This is big in hip hop. These are three of the most powerful men in music, who might be working together, and there’s no question the success they’ll have as a team will be huge.”

WMG Vice President Cohen and Executive Vice President Liles also attempted to convince Jay to bring his Roc Nation label – which is part of the reported $150 million deal he cut with Live Nation – to WMG. Jay, however, has chosen to release his much-anticipated 15th album, “The Blueprint 3,” with Live Nation in the fall.

“Jay’s deal with Live Nation is massive,” says another music-biz insider. “But if he were to cut a deal with WMG/Atlantic, he’d make even more headlines. Jay-Z, Lyor Cohen and Kevin Liles are all brand names. They’re the industry’s heavy hitters, and the combination would bring them a lot of attention. They would be unstoppable. Jay himself is the most successful rapper-turned-businessman out there.”

Jay-Z (real name Shawn Carter) is a force to be reckoned with on his own. He reportedly bought himself out of his contractual obligations with Def Jam/Universal for a cool $5 million.

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i wish Jay would stop playin’ with the release…

Posted in Good Music, Mogul Sh*t on May 26, 2009 by nikekid23

DP3

This is what it looks like…

Posted in Fresh Sh*t, Interviews, Mogul Sh*t on May 16, 2009 by nikekid23

the coolest nigga on the planet…

I look up to him…

Posted in Mogul Sh*t on May 7, 2009 by nikekid23

Jay-Z Concert Loses Nearly $1 Million : Jay-Z Is Still Paid $750k To Perform

Posted in Mogul Sh*t on May 6, 2009 by nikekid23

The first concert in Arizona Stadium since 1977 lost nearly $1 million. The Last Smash Platinum Bash, which featured Jay-Z and Kelly Clarkson, ended up $917,000 in the red. The concert cost $1.42 million, and ticket and merchandise sales brought in only $503,502, according to student organizers. “Nobody predicted the economy would be the way it is now last May,” he said. The contract for Jay-Z, who was paid $750,000, was signed March 24, 2008.

New Sh*t!! Diddy Bop!

Posted in Mogul Sh*t on May 5, 2009 by nikekid23

A message from Diddy!

 

If Jay rock it, you know it’s hard body!!

Posted in Jay-Z, Mogul Sh*t on April 30, 2009 by nikekid23

Kanye West’s “big brother” Jay-Z was spotted out with his wife, Beyonce, last night in New York City enjoying a nice dinner date at the Waverly Inn. While Jay-Z has been known to rock some heat on his feet, this night he was seen wearing a pair of the new Nike Air Yeezy’s in the Zen Grey and Light Charcoal colorway. While these shoes have sold out almost everywhere in the world.